Canyons is a celebration of science and discovery; a story of forbidden, potentially unrequited love; an uncomfortable foray into America’s dangerous myth-making; a love letter to nature; and a discourse on language’s limits to recreate the real world as well as modern history’s failure to tell the whole story from which we came.
Dylan Kinnett reviews BYSTANDERS by Tara Laskowski (@beanenglish).
“Many of the stories feel something akin to an Alfred Hitchcock film, positioned as they are somewhere between a thriller, a mystery, and a romance. “There’s Someone Behind You” begins with romance and develops into intrigue and stalking, not unlike the situation in Hitchcock’s movie “Vertigo.” After all, a voyeur is a kind of bystander. Others stories feel more like something from the Twilight Zone. In the ghost story for example, the ghost could be real, or a figment of an exhausted mother’s imagination; it’s unclear. The not knowing is a big part of what creates the tension in that story and makes it such a riveting read.”